We Who Labor

Tomorrow is Labor Day, an American federal holiday that's observed on the first Monday in September.

This day to honor the workers of America has been celebrated since the late 1800's. Work itself has changed a lot since then, but most of us with jobs -- which, in today's economy we're thrilled to have -- still work hard.

Whether you're on an assembly line, taking orders at McDonald's, greeting at Wally World, Tweeting for your marketing department, growing a field of cotton, running after a bunch of kids and keeping the house clean and the laundry done and the meals cooked, pushing a broom as a janitor, bringing cattle to auction, or writing a book, you labor.

We Americans labor -- now more so than ever when there are so many more tasks to be accomplished on a daily basis.

Today, I salute you. Enjoy a holiday designed to pay respect to you as an American worker.

The droll Elbert Hubbard wrote: "The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on."

Takeaway Truth

Celebrate. Be safe. Get back to work on Tuesday.

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